On the road? Order in for healthier choices

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Prevent bad food choices on the road by ordering in.

Eating well on the road is one of the most difficult things about trying to remain “normal” during long-term travel… especially if you’re someone like me who can gain weight just by looking at a bakery window. I travel with meal replacement bars as often as I can, and I carry all of my vitamins with me, no matter how light I am traveling. (I drink more on the road and eat less vegetables, so it’s the least I can do.) I’ve found that the best way to keep from tiring myself out during my longer trips is to rent an apartment instead of staying in a hotel, to eliminate the need of eating out for every meal. I’ve been doing this since way before companies like Airbnb streamlined the process. So, no excuses!With all of the conveniences now available, I don’t know why I never thought to plan ahead and look into a food delivery service before I arrived somewhere new. How’s that for blocking my lazy inclination of “just running out” to a restaurant, especially if I’ve just landed somewhere and haven’t yet located the grocery?

As I was looking into my upcoming visit to Perth, I came across an Australian food delivery app called EatNow. Instead of arriving starving and having to scramble for food, you can type in the address of the place you’re renting, and scroll through all of your options. Once you order, you get an SMS confirmation. Then relax, as your restaurant-quality meal is coming to you. Then you can relax, unpack, and eat at your leisure. Then head out to explore – with a full stomach. You can pay via PayPal, credit card, or even cash. Brilliant.

Now, who’s going to give me some recommendations for meat pies? And vegemite… Someday, I must try vegemite!

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I'm a life-long travel junkie journalist who works hard to find adventure in everyday life after two years of travel and expat living.

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  1. I can’t say no to the offerings at any local bakery … it’s my one true dietary weakness!

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